Full name Burt Thomas Cockley
Born April 3, 1986, Newcastle, New South Wales
Current age 30 years 355 days
Major teams Kings XI Punjab, New South Wales, New South Wales Country, New South Wales Second XI, Perth Scorchers
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 29-Mar 3, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Australia Chairman's XI v England XI at Perth, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Queensland v New South Wales at Cairns, Oct 18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Australia v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 17, 2013 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Otago v Perth Scorchers at Jaipur, Sep 25, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/7||WA Chair XI||v England XI||Perth||31 Oct 2013||FC|
|0/77||West Aust||v South Aust||Sydney||17 Oct 2013||LA|
|0/45||Scorchers||v Otago||Jaipur||25 Sep 2013||T20|
|4/50, 2, 3/87, 0||West Aust||v Queensland||Perth||14 Mar 2013||FC|
|0/36, 0, 2/45, 0||West Aust||v South Aust||Adelaide||7 Mar 2013||FC|
|2/47, 5, 3/65, 11*||West Aust||v Tasmania||Perth||21 Feb 2013||FC|
|2/91, 0||West Aust||v Tasmania||Perth||19 Feb 2013||LA|
|0/22, 6*||NSW||v West Aust||Perth||25 Nov 2009||LA|
|0/88||NSW||v Tasmania||Sydney||17 Nov 2009||FC|
|1/106||NSW||v West Aust||Sydney||3 Nov 2009||FC|
Burt Cockley, a young fast bowler from Newcastle, is a former New South Wales Country representative who stormed to the top of the state's Sheffield Shield wicket list in 2008-09. With injuries and international commitments cutting into the attack, Cockley stepped up with 27 victims at 22.18 in seven games and by the end of the summer was picked up by IPL side King's XI Punjab.
In his third first-class encounter he returned 5 for 84 and soon improved on that with 5 for 76 against Queensland to show he could make it at domestic level. He was even flown in as cover for an injury ravaged Australian one-day side in India in November 2009. However, he was diagnosed with back stress fractures shortly after his return, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Cockley appeared in his maiden Shield match in 2007-08, playing against Tasmania, and collected two wickets on the way to gaining a state contract. A member of the Randwick Petersham club, Cockley has been a groundsman at North Sydney Oval.
Cricinfo staff August 2010
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